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Windshield replacement deals

Vytor31337 151 90 March 21, 2012 at 03:56 PM
I did a search and kind of surprised to not see this topic.

Looking for one of those deals where you let a company replace your windshield or other glass on your car, truck, van auto in general and they give you something in return.
Some deals that I have seen in the past are like.

Replace a windshield and they give you 200 in Omaha Steaks certificate
Replace a windshield and get 50.00 in lottery tickets, or 2 dinners somewhere etc..

I am looking for deals in AZ but national chains may honor offers nationwide.
Anyhow this could assist others to find a deal as well.

And remember if you have full coverage insurance with glass coverage you may be entitled to a certain amount of glass replacements in 12 months. A lot of the time free of charge no change in premiums and not paying a deductible for the replacement.

Always check with your company or agent to verify.
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AZ http://www.suntecautoglass.com/ a few different promotions on their site.

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deal i got was asking my agent how much to change my $500 deductible to $100.
$17 per year
but i have not even seen those deals you mention
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I have also not seen those deals. The only thing I can say is to not use Safelite glass since it's crappy aftermarket glass that breaks easily. I have not had any trouble with Carlite glass. I would also use PPG and Pilkington. The only deals I can think if is if you can get used glass at a junkyard that is fairly new, but that would be a rare find plus you would have to pay too much to get it installed.
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I have also not seen those deals. The only thing I can say is to not use Safelite glass since it's crappy aftermarket glass that breaks easily. I have not had any trouble with Carlite glass. I would also use PPG and Pilkington. The only deals I can think if is if you can get used glass at a junkyard that is fairly new, but that would be a rare find plus you would have to pay too much to get it installed.
I keep reading rave reviews about Safelite. Have an appointment with them on Saturday to get my windshield replaced due to a small crack that's near the edge. My other car has replacement Pilkington glass and I think it looks cheap. Plus, a local the body shop contracted the job to someone that didn't install it properly.
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I keep reading rave reviews about Safelite.
Then you are looking in the wrong place. Safelite is inferior (and overpriced) aftermarket glass that in my case was improperly installed (leaked) and broke in about a month.

As per a general rule you should always avoid automotive chain store repair shops, except for tires.
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Aarons auto glass in the south side of Chicago $100 bucks installed for a used glass
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Then you are looking in the wrong place. Safelite is inferior (and overpriced) aftermarket glass that in my case was improperly installed (leaked) and broke in about a month.

As per a general rule you should always avoid automotive chain store repair shops, except for tires.
Thanks. I'm requesting OEM glass, but I'll also check with the Toyota dealer to see who the recommend. I've dealt with a leaky install before and it's not something I care to relive.
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I just found a deal that if you get the windshield replaced through insurance that they will give you up to 150.00 for having the windshield replaced.

Let SafePro Auto Glass replace your automobile windshield with
a new high quality windshield and
receive Up To $150 cash!
*Some restrictions apply.
You will receive your Up To $150 check within 14 business days (M-F) of windshield replacement. Offer only valid on insurance claim windshield replacement jobs. Offer NOT VALID on non-insurance windshield replacement CASH JOBS.
All you need to do is schedule an appointment
to replace your Damaged Windshield through your insurance.
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I got the info from http://www.safeproautoglass.com/offers.htm
And the number that I called was 1-866-990-9980
Called them and they say for a 2002 Nissan Sentra with StateFarm in AZ they will give 75.00 check for OEM equivalent glass replacement. So that is 75.00 in my pocket and nothing out of it up front.
Your make, model and insurance company will change what you qualify for.
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Vytor, that is a scam that hurts you and your insurance company. The only person that deal is good for is SafePro. Let's see how these businesses work, to understand what's going on:

First, you go to the dealership, and they say that they will charge you $750 to replace your windshield. This includes an OEM-grade windshield (since it's OEM, after all) and install. You decide that's too much, so you drive around and find that SafePro place, which seems too good to be true, but despite that you ignore your slickdealing instinct and assume that you can get something for nothing. However, the place states that you have to have collision insurance, or full coverage.

You have that insurance, since you are leasing the car. Your insurance has a deductible, so that if you want to repair your car, you have to pay it. For example, let's say that your auto policy has a $200 deductible. You go to these windshield guys, and they will have you sign forms and repair your windshield. What they do with those forms is, they will pay your deductible to your insurance company, and then they will charge them for repairing your windshield. Your insurance company is usually a little lenient with the payouts, since they factor your lost time, a rental car, etc. So, for the $750 job, they pay $850. Since this SafePro place paid the deductible, they get the money. So, they give you a cheap, leaky, MUCH MUCH weaker windshield that is more likely to shatter. They do this because that cheap windshield cost them $100-150, while a proper tempered windshield would cost them $400. So, they give you a $150 product, with a $100 install, pay you "up to" $150, and pocket the rest. Assuming that they'll even pay you $150 on a sub-$1,000 job, this means that they just pocketed $400.

How else do you suppose that they replace your broken windshield with a non-broken windshield, plus taking the time to install it, yet they also have money to pay you? Do you think that there is a secret high-demand market for used, broken windshields somewhere?

And then, since you filed an insurance claim, for the next 3-5 years, your insurance premiums will go up, since you have now become an at-risk driver. If you're already an at-risk driver, since insurance liability is based on the number of claims, and not the payout, the insurance company also has valid cause to drop you. Then, good luck with your insurance rates then, considering you have a claim history.

Really, I expected more critical problem solving from a slickdealer. There's a reason that there isn't a thread about this, and it's because people have had the sense until now to not fall for this joke.
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Ok then shnitz, let me go ahead and tell you that you are wrong and I will go by the post that you decided to use to threat crap with.

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Vytor, that is a scam that hurts you and your insurance company. The only person that deal is good for is SafePro. Let's see how these businesses work, to understand what's going on:

First, you go to the dealership, and they say that they will charge you $750 to replace your windshield. This includes an OEM-grade windshield (since it's OEM, after all) and install. You decide that's too much, so you drive around and find that SafePro place, which seems too good to be true, but despite that you ignore your slickdealing instinct and assume that you can get something for nothing. However, the place states that you have to have collision insurance, or full coverage..
First issue, READ having comp and collision is fine.
However I said "if you have full coverage insurance with glass coverage you may be entitled to a certain amount of glass replacements in 12 months. A lot of the time free of charge no change in premiums and not paying a deductible for the replacement.
.... Always check with your company or agent to verify.


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You have that insurance, since you are leasing the car.
Your insurance has a deductible, so that if you want to repair your car, you have to pay it. For example, let's say that your auto policy has a $200 deductible. You go to these windshield guys, and they will have you sign forms and repair your windshield. What they do with those forms is, they will pay your deductible to your insurance company, and then they will charge them for repairing your windshield. Your insurance company is usually a little lenient with the payouts, since they factor your lost time, a rental car, etc. So, for the $750 job, they pay $850. Since this SafePro place paid the deductible, they get the money. So, they give you a cheap, leaky, MUCH MUCH weaker windshield that is more likely to shatter. They do this because that cheap windshield cost them $100-150, while a proper tempered windshield would cost them $400. So, they give you a $150 product, with a $100 install, pay you "up to" $150, and pocket the rest. Assuming that they'll even pay you $150 on a sub-$1,000 job, this means that they just pocketed $400.
So again wrong on multiple fronts...
I have a 2002 Sentra, so doubt anyone would be leasing one.
If you are leasing a car, buying a car, own a car it does not matter... This can and does still apply,.
My deductible is $1000.00, (Because there is not a reason to have lower on my car, If it were to be wrecked then it would be time for a new one.) However I DO have full coverage insurance and I have full coverage or rather FULL GLASS COVERAGE on the policy as well.
My fiance has a much newer car and also has a different INS Company. 500.00 deductible
also glass coverage (Which is an added option on some INS Company policies).

In AZ if you drive a lot the dust and road debris, rocks etc will pit and basically sand blast your windshield.

As for the cheap, much weaker windshield...
I have had my glass replaced multiple times in the last 10 years that I have owned this car. I have been the only owner of it. Each and everytime that I have had my glass replaced, windshield, or side windows 2x it was replaced with equal to or better then the factory glass.

As for leaky no windshield is leaky unless it is a broken one, or has obvious defects. If the seal leaks around the windshield then that is not the windshield or type of glass, it would be a fault of the installer, or if the company was using sub-standard Urethane Autoglass Adhesive. I have never ever has a windshield leak btw.
However I have known people that have had windshields and have rolled their windows all the way up and closed the door and the seal on the windshield was broken cause it wasn't cured and set all the way and the next thing you know is it would leak.
The installer should tell you don't roll the windows all the way up, don't slam the doors etc.

My glass has been replaced with PPG multiple times, and Carlite both of which are quality OEM equivalents. Both of these can be asked for and verified before you have the glass installed.

Why would you need a rental car? Have the company come to you and replace at your home or work. You can't drive the car for a little while and you will have a sort of painters tape on the sides and top. The top is just taped to stop the windshield from sliding down while the adhesive cures.

My policy with StateFarm with full glass covered is a limit of 3 windshields a year (rolling 12 months)... I have NEVER paid anything to the company that installed the windshield, Other then tipping the installers on all but one occasion.
My rates have never gone up,
There was never some sort of CLAIM against my insurance.

As for that deal I said up to $150.00, and in a later post said that they would pay $75.00 in my case.

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How else do you suppose that they replace your broken windshield with a non-broken windshield, plus taking the time to install it, yet they also have money to pay you? Do you think that there is a secret high-demand market for used, broken windshields somewhere?
No don't be silly and learn economics...
Buy Wholesale in quantity. = bigger discount for the company. (You think that all the glass companies that put your windshield in make their own glass? Don't answer it's NO)
Bill the insurance company as much as you can
Get paid from the insurance as much as they will give you and if needed they can write the rest off.
I am not debating the ethics or theory of insurance and warranties at this time but if you feel like stepping up FEEL FREE....


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And then, since you filed an insurance claim, for the next 3-5 years, your insurance premiums will go up, since you have now become an at-risk driver. If you're already an at-risk driver, since insurance liability is based on the number of claims, and not the payout, the insurance company also has valid cause to drop you. Then, good luck with your insurance rates then, considering you have a claim history.
Oh you are just wrong, again READ! I would LOVE for my insurance company to do any of that you mentioned cause my lawyer would eat them for breakfast then go play a round of golf with their nuts. You are not making a 'claim' you would be exercising an option that you may already pay for on your policy. Read up on it... Hell I even mentioned it to my father a few years ago and he called his insurance company and asked about windshield replacement, he had basic liability insurance on the car, when asked the difference for him to have Comp/Coll/and Glass on the car it was something like 120 a year or something. It is a no brainer. Pay the extra 120 a year and have your windshield replaced 1-2 times a year for free, and without recourse...


Quote from shnitz View Post :
Really, I expected more critical problem solving from a slickdealer. There's a reason that there isn't a thread about this, and it's because people have had the sense until now to not fall for this joke.
I also expect people that post like they know what they are talking about to actually say something that is useful and valid. When done right and you Read... Call your insurance company, check your coverage, and check out the company that you are thinking of using then it is a great deal when it can be found!!!

One good thing come out of your failed thread crap and misinformation though and I will think you for that.

I happened to find another deal in AZ with a different company. Will post the link in the main post and wiki as well but here it is...

http://www.suntecautoglass.com/
Now being that it is 4am I havn't called to get specifics like I did on the other but check them out. and if you do post back with info.

Anyhow it has been great fun dispelling your misinformation and typing this on a touchpad well enough is enough.
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Quote from Vytor31337 View Post :
I just found a deal that if you get the windshield replaced through insurance that they will give you up to 150.00 for having the windshield replaced.

Let SafePro Auto Glass replace your automobile windshield with
a new high quality windshield and
receive Up To $150 cash!
*Some restrictions apply.
You will receive your Up To $150 check within 14 business days (M-F) of windshield replacement. Offer only valid on insurance claim windshield replacement jobs. Offer NOT VALID on non-insurance windshield replacement CASH JOBS.
All you need to do is schedule an appointment
to replace your Damaged Windshield through your insurance.
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I got the info from http://www.safeproautoglass.com/offers.htm
And the number that I called was 1-866-990-9980
Called them and they say for a 2002 Nissan Sentra with StateFarm in AZ they will give 75.00 check for OEM equivalent glass replacement. So that is 75.00 in my pocket and nothing out of it up front.
Your make, model and insurance company will change what you qualify for.
I am not exactly sure why this shouldn't be considered insurance fraud.
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I am not exactly sure why this shouldn't be considered insurance fraud.
Look at my post above. Once you get the insurance money, you aren't legally bound to use that money to do the repairs that they pay for. However, it still counts as an incident on your history. A claim is a claim. Let the OP make his own mistakes, he'll learn. If he really does have glass replacement in his policy, then it's free anyway, and he could just go to the dealership.
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I am not exactly sure why this shouldn't be considered insurance fraud.
because it would be the same thing if shopped a repair got a check and took your car to a cheaper place..
they take some of their profit and give it to you.

it is not a scam or a bad thing.

Why I would not take it to the stealership.... because they are just as bad.
And, I. get the same quality glass replaced and something on the side.

done it for over 20 years. so if you are not board then it is your loss.shintz...

read up on it call your ins co and get yourself educated.
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Best deal for a windshield is a junkyard, but if you have insurance and you are willing to scam the glass shops that give cashback sound good.
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